Sometimes, it’s Just a Chicken Sandwich

“…Chickens are hoMOOOOOphobic.”

My 11-year old son unwittingly made a political statement today when I took him to Chick-Fil-A for lunch. Okay, let me correct myself – we BOTH unwittingly made a political statement today when we went to Chick-Fil-A for lunch.

Such drama in world. Enough drama that one might think that manufacturing MORE drama was unnecessary. But that’s not the world we live in.

Dan Cathy decides to voice his non-support for same sex marriage. One of the benefits of being rich is that you can have honest opinions without really considering the backlash therein. Mr. Cathy let his feelings be known, then was immediately pointed out as a target for consumer boycotts, political outing, and letters of censure from individuals “outraged” that someone would voice such an opinion. The Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, posted his retort on his Facebook page, remarking that Chick-Fil-A restaurants would be an “insult to Boston’s gay couples” should they be allowed to develop & prosper.

Okay, first….I just wanted a chicken sandwich. But….have you been to Chick-Fil-A? It doesn’t seem to be the apex of gay interests, but for grins – Is the gay community really so insulted and traumatized by Dan Cathy being opposed to gay marriage? At least he didn’t waffle (fries, yum) when asked about his stance on the issue. My guess is the gay community doesn’t give a rat’s ass about it, but God forbid we let them decide what is a cause worth fighting.

Are gay couples also insulted by the other 31 states banning same-sex marriage? Does everything have to be a political statement?

Sometimes, it’s just a chicken sandwich, man. Keep your stinking political statements outta my fast food.


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